Craig Wright Speculated To Be Paying $5,000 USD For Old BTC Mining Wallets
There are simply not a lot of people in the crypto industry which are more controversial than Craig Wright. The developer which has even said that he was the real creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, without having any proof at all, is often at the center of controversy. Now, some people are speculating whether Craig Wright is trying to buy early wallets and their private keys.
A user called “Wallet Buyer” has recently posted on Bitcoin Forum in order to buy old Bitcoin wallets. He was looking specifically for wallets which mined coins from 2008 to 2010. As soon as some people started to speculate whether Wright was the one posting anonymously, a lot of users started to visit the thread and speculate.
According to the mysterious user, the wallets needed to have mined tokens from 2008 to 2010, mined a total of at least 300 BTC and they must have 0 BTC now. The user affirmed that he or she would buy up to three wallets fitting that criteria and that the users would never be able to use them again.
The transactions could be made in two ways. Either paid in two parts or then using an escrow service, which would make the transactions even easier.
The Claims That Wright Was Trying To Buy Wallets
Since Craig Wright has affirmed that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, he has been accused of trying to invent facts to prove this. For instance, he has altered information from old documents in order to use them to “prove” that he was the real Satoshi Nakamoto.
He also said that he would sue any person that “harassed” him online, which caused the rage of many in the crypto community. This has led his image to decline, as he’s acting like a complete jerk, some in the community have affirmed.
Because of his history, a lot of people have actually affirmed that they are sure that it is he who is trying to buy the wallets. Other users are not so sure, as they believe that it may be someone who is looking to evade taxes which is trying to acquire the wallets.
In any case, the speculation has literally no solid basis except the fact that Wright is known for trying to manufacture a past in which he was Satoshi Nakamoto, so take these allegations with a grain of salt.